Video : Big Hugs – Pinterest Inspired Challenge!

How COOL is the inspiration over at the new Pinterest Inspired Challenge, I definitely didn’t want to miss out and you should see the gallery, not to mention the fab DT entries WoW!  I decided to film as I created, lots of fussing today, which is typical if I have no definitive plan…  that seems to be the drill, but no rush, I’m playing anyway.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Big Hugs - Detail
Big Hugs – Detail
Big Hugs
Big Hugs

Check this out…

Pinterest Inspired Challenge


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Other Supplies:  DMC Black Floss.  Fun Foam – Black

Video : Creating a graphic design background for TAWS!

Continuing the background theme at The Alley Way Stamps this month and today I stamp my own graphic design.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Thanks - Detail
Thanks – Detail

 I’ve linked all the products below or you can find them at The Alley Way Stamps!


Other Supplies:  The Alley Way  Stamps – Lite Brite.  Prismacolor Pencils – Carmine Red, Crimson Red, Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange.

Video : Butterflies within a Butterfly?

Playing with some fun Penny Black products today and I had an idea….    I filmed as I created so you can see the process.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

With Sympathy - Detail
With Sympathy – Detail
With Sympathy
With Sympathy

I’ve linked the products from Penny Black  that I used below.  Can’t wait til next time!


Other Supplies:  Copics – B000,02,24. BG11,13,15. BV00,02. 0.

Video : You Rock – Sort of a Graphic Cat Design?

Totally took this one out of left field, what started as a graphic design ended up with a cat in it….   go figure.  You can see how this process panned out in my video.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

You Rock - Detail
You Rock – Detail
You Rock
You Rock

Til next time,


Other Supplies:  Cardstock AC – Smoke

Birthday Whoot!

I found a card today that I forgot to share, I remember something about wanting to wait til after her birthday, but that was on New Years Day…   oops.  Love love these sweet owls from from  Art Impressions and they are perfect for my sister who has just a little ‘owl’ obsession.  This is a little different to my normal style, but one I thought she’d like.

Happy Day - Detail
Happy Day – Detail
Happy Day
Happy Day

Things are a little wet here on the edge of Cyclone Marcia (which was a Category 5), and with more rain to come it’s time to craft. Especially because they have taken my husband away to help (he is a nurse as well) and where he’s gone there is no power, phones and it’s flooded, but apparently they have found some accommodation.  It’s going to be a massive cleanup, but thankfully by some miracle no lives have been lost.  I plan on keeping crafty busy so then I won’t have time to worry.  Hugs,


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Jade Green, Parrot Green, Cool Grey 50%, Orange, Beige, Cream, Sky Blue Light, Black, Burnt Ochre, Light Umber, Goldenrod, Sepia,  AC Thickers – Buckaroo – Robins Egg

Playing at Muse!

Big things are happening at Muse this week, it’s their 100th challenge and Michele has her Designer debut card and it’s brilliant!  I am so happy that I found a minute to make a card and join in the fun.  I was inspired by her idea to ‘Accentuate the Negative’ but lucked out on the song lyrics…..    I suppose I could have tried Happy Birthday to you, but I thought that was a little lame lol.

Happy Birthday - Detail
Happy Birthday – Detail
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Here is Michele’s card…  love the white on white look, mine’s just a little brighter.

Michele's Card
Michele’s Card

I would also like to share this card with Darnell’s NBUS challenge as this is the first time I’ve used these fab balloon dies from Penny Black.  Thanks for another great challenge Darnell!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

I’m back tomorrow with another video for Scrapbook Boutique so I look forward to seeing you then.


Other Supplies:  Cardstock – Yellow, Blue.

Just in Time for Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I made these cards months ago as they were for a publication call with the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine, but I think they are my favourite Chrissy cards for this year.  I really like the simplicity of the first and then the bokeh colours, well they kinda make me smile, especially with the shimmer of the sequins.  I hope that today you find a smile and get to spend some time with some fun people and of course eat-a-plenty!

Christmas parcels - 1 Detail
Christmas parcels – 1 Detail
Christmas parcels - 1
Christmas parcels – 1

(For this call we had to make a card that had two versions one that was simple and easy to reproduce and a more complex version for special friends & family)

Christmas parcels - 2 Detail
Christmas parcels – 2 Detail
Christmas parcels - 2
Christmas parcels – 2

Hope you have a wonderful day, whatever it is that you are doing,

Hugs & Love


Other Supplies:  Clear & Pink Sequins